The African National Congress (ANC) have decided that there will be one ballot and one round of voting for the top six positions, instead of having separate voting as originally stated.
Political analyst Vukani Mde says this wont make much of a difference to the proceedings, as this is how the ANC carried out its elections before. He adds that the two sided voting system would have been difficult to manage and has some ethical issues.
I think it would have been incredibly undemocratic for the ANC to rum two elections, simply to give losing presidential candidates a bite at the deputy presidential cherry.— Vukani Mde, Political Analyst
Mde says if candidate loses the presidential vote, it is because the party does not want that person in a leadership position, and thus it should not be assumed that they want you to be deputy.
Sanity and sense have prevailed and the ANC had gone with want is the correct democratic method, as they ANC have done in other electoral conferences.— Vukani Mde, Political Analyst
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